New CEO to lead SNC-Lavalin engineering services in Canada


Leading global consultancy SNC-Lavalin appoints new CEO to head up its Canadian engineering services division.

Global professional services and project management company SNC-Lavalin has appointed Ben Almond as CEO of its engineering services business in Canada with effect from 1 July 2022.

Based in Montreal, Almond will report to Philip Hoare, president, engineering services for UK Europe, Middle East, India and Canada and he takes over from Dale Clarke, who is retiring at the end of the year after 26 years of service.

Commenting on his appointment, Almond said: “I’m honoured to take the helm of this strategic business in Canada, one of SNC-Lavalin’s core geographic regions, as we pivot engineering services to greater and more sustained growth. ’We have all the ingredients for success – outstanding people, iconic projects, a booming market and clients that look to us to provide expertise and solutions to address their challenges while ensuring that we leave a positive and lasting impact on communities across this country, particularly as it pertains to climate change and equality, diversity and inclusion.”

Philip Hoare, president, engineering services for UK Europe, Middle East, India and Canada, said: “I look forward to continuing to work with Ben in his new role to drive growth across Canada and lead our business to greater success. His passion for working with our customers to help them solve their most complex problems and proven track record of business leadership places him well to lead our business into the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Dale for his incredible contribution to the organisation and wish him a well-deserved retirement.”

Almond joined SNC-Lavalin at the start of 2021 as COO for the engineering services business in Canada. Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, he was managing director of Jacobs’ Canadian business and has held several senior roles in the industry.